University Courses, Summer Schools and Webinars

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, many events worldwide are either postponed or completely cancelled.

Once informed about postponements or cancellations by organizers, IUFRO will update its Noticeboard immediately.

However, if you are a registered participant in one of the events listed below, please double-check with the event organizers or the event websites to learn whether the event will be held on the dates planned, before making any travel arrangements. Please note that IUFRO cannot be held liable for any forfeited travel costs incurred.

We thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.


2021-02-11

Building a House with Eucalyptus Wood – INTA Concordia

The first webinar SIN DIA NI HORARIO in Spanish entitled "Construcción de la casa de madera de Eucalipto en INTA Concordia" is presented by Martín Sánchez Acosta, Ciro Mastrandrea, Ana Cerúsico of INTA Concordia, Argentina. An accompanying Powerpoint presentation is also available and can be downloaded chapter by chapter.

All information is available for free provided the source is acknowledged and can be distributed and used for education purposes.


2021-02-09

MSU forestry non-credit online courses - Summer 2021

The Department of Forestry, Michigan State University, is pleased to offer non-credit course options for individuals interested in online, self-paced learning. These courses are a great fit for those looking to expand their knowledge on topics of forestry outside of a degree-granting program. Courses are taught at three levels: introductory (lower division undergraduate), intermediate (upper division undergraduate), and advanced (graduate). All participants that complete a course will receive a "Certificate of Completion."

Forest Biogeochemistry and Climate Change
Available: Summer Semester, Session I: May 17 - July 1

  • This course will cover biogeochemical cycling of carbon and nutrients within forest ecosystems. Disturbance, harvesting and forest management effects on the exchange of greenhouse gases between forest ecosystems and the atmosphere.

Introduction to Forestry
Available: Summer Semester 2021, Session I: May 17 – July 1

  • This course will cover the historical development of forestry. Forest growth, protection, management, and products. Relationship of national and world economy and policy to forestry.

Michigan's Forests
Available: Summer Semester 2021, Session I: May 17 – July 1

  • This course will cover ecological, social and economic roles of Michigan’s forests in historic and contemporary context. Geographic similarities and differences in forest resources.

R Programming for Data Science
Available: Summer Semester 2021, Session II: July 6 – August 19

  • This course will cover programming in R and use of associated open source tools. Addressing practical issues in documenting workflow, data management, and scientific computing.

Contemporary Issues in Forests and the Environment
Available: Summer Semester 2021, Session II: July 6 – August 19

  • Role of forests in environmental quality and human well-being.


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Date: 17 May - 19 August 2021
Venue: online
Organizers: Michigan State University, Department of Forestry
Contact: FOR.forestce(at)msu.edu for questions.

Enrollment: The enrollment deadline is the first day of the course.

Details: https://www.canr.msu.edu/for/continuing-education/


2021-01-11

UBC Master of International Forestry

Today’s forest conservation and resource management decisions are made in continuously changing landscapes. Global agreements continue to be negotiated. International competition for forest products and services is increasing. Decision-makers and practitioners must be prepared to compete in rapidly changing social, economic, and cultural settings. The University of British Columbia's Master of International Forestry (MIF) is an intensive, 10-month, course-based master's program that provides the knowledge, skills, and tools required to address the social, environmental, and economic challenges of the global forest and natural resources management. The MIF empowers graduates to seek, negotiate, and implement solutions for complex global forest challenges, and most importantly, to adapt and succeed in a rapidly changing world.

Organizers: Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia (UBC)
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Submit application by: not indicated

Details at: https://forestry.ubc.ca/programs/graduate/professional-masters-degrees/master-of-international-forestry/


2020-11-04

MSU forestry non-credit online courses - Spring 2021

Michigan State University is offering the following forestry non-credit online courses in spring, 11 January - 7 May 2021:

Human Dimensions of Forest Carbon Management
Social dimensions associated with the development and implementation of forest-based climate change mitigation projects, including: valuation of trees and forests by local communities vs. international community; community decision making; public participation; community engagement.
Contact: Lauren Cooper, ltcooper(at)msu.edu
Cost: $865

Human Dimensions of Forests
Social factors underlying human decisions about and conflicts over forest resources. Societal and citizen values, knowledge and behavior with respect to forest resources.
Contact: Emily Huff, ehuff(at)msu.edu
Cost: $725

Measurement and Monitoring of Forest Carbon
Skill-based training in forest carbon inventory and carbon accounting methods. National and international monitoring of forest carbon stocks. Applications of remote sensing and geospatial technologies to forest carbon inventory.
Contact: David Skole, skole(at)msu.edu
Cost: $865

Michigan’s Forests
Ecological, social and economic roles of Michigan’s forests in historic and contemporary context. Geographic similarities and differences in forest resources.
Contact: Jim Rivard, rivard12(at)msu.edu
Cost: $600

Natural Resource Policy
Natural resources policy-making in the context of scientific, environmental, social, and legal-institutional factors. Historical evolution of policies and case studies of contemporary policy issues.
Contact: Emily Huff, ehuff(at)msu.edu
Cost: $725

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Date: 11 January - 7 May 2021
Venue: online
Organizers: Michigan State University, Department of Forestry
Contact: FOR.forestce(at)msu.edu for questions.

Details: https://www.canr.msu.edu/for/continuing-education/


2020-10-14

2020-21 Forest-Climate Working Group (FCWG) Learning Exchange Series

The Michigan State University Forest Carbon and Climate Program (MSU FCCP) is pleased to announce the 2020-21 Forest-Climate Working Group (FCWG) Learning Exchange Series. This year’s lineup includes a variety of speakers on topics such as land management, restoration, business perspectives, and carbon in contexts like agriculture and urban forests.

Date: 7 October 2020  / 4 November / 2 December 2020 / 6 January 2021 / 3 February / 3 March / 7 April / 5 May / 2 June 2021; 3:00-4:00 pm EST
Venue: online
Organizers: Michigan State Forest Carbon and Climate Program, Forest-Climate Working Group, Michigan State University

Details: https://www.canr.msu.edu/fccp/Engagement-ORL/FCWG-Learning-Exchange


2020-06-15

NFZ forestnet Annual Summer School: Emerging Pests and Diseases in Temperate Forests

The summer school aims to present the state of knowledge on some emerging forest pests and diseases through case studies. It will also focus on risk management, detection, monitoring and control methods and include classes, tutorials, discussion sessions, working groups and a field trip to the Vosges forests. Each day will focus on a specific topic concerning emerging pests and diseases in European temperate forests. The course will consist of a 5-day cycle of lectures, discussions, interactive learning activities, and moderated forums provided by international experts. The summer school is designed for PhD students, young researchers, and Master's students interested in understanding the biology and the epidemiology of emerging pests and diseases in temperature forests, and gaining insight into the consequences for forest management.

New Date: 5-9 July 2021
Location: Nancy, France
Organizers: AgroParisTech, INRAE, Université de Lorraine (France)

Registration: 1 March - 1 May 2021
Details at: https://workshop.inrae.fr/nfz-summerschool/